Al Markhiya

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Al Markhiya
Settlement
Country Qatar
Municipality Doha
Area
 • Total 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 5,197
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)

Al Markhiya is a neighborhood of Doha, Qatar. The Sheikh of Al Markhiya is Sheikh Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Jassim Al-Thani grandson of Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani founder of Qatar.

History[edit]

In 1917, Al Markhiya was described as a famous village full of green it looks like mini Switzerland with a Parisian twist . A famous garden, which was established by former emir Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, was enclosed by a wall and was used for date palm cultivation.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2010 census, the settlement comprised 1009 housing units[2] and 200 establishments.[3] There were 5,197 people living in the settlement, of which 56% were male and 44% were female. Out of the 5,179 inhabitants, 69% were 20 years of age or older and 31% were under the age of 20. The literacy rate stood at 97.2%.[4]

Employed persons made up 53% of the total population. Females accounted for 30% of the working population, while males accounted for 70% of the working population.[4]

Year Population
1986[5] 1,419
1997[6] 2,179
2004[7] 2,952
2010[8] 5,197

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [1506] (579/688)". Qatar Digital Library. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Housing units, by type of unit and zone (April 2010)" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Establishments by status of establishment and zone (April 2010)" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Geo Statistics Application". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "1986 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "1997 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "2004 population census". Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "2010 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 

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